Thursday, October 7, 2010

Assistant/Associate Professor, Food Safety – produce and speciality crops (MD, USA)

The University of Maryland, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) in the area of food safety with a focus on produce and specialty crops.
The successful candidate for will establish an independent, innovative, and externally funded research program focused on food safety of specialty crops with an emphasis on produce derived from sustainable production systems. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in research and education programs associated with CFS3. This is an academic year position with both a primary research and teaching appointment.
The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels relevant to the specialty crop horticulture industries.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, plant science, microbial ecology, molecular genetics, or a closely related field is required.
: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with professional experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
Application: Screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2010. Candidates must submit all application materials online at Apply for position 103685.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply

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